Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis presents an award to Otto Rehhagel at the Gazzetta Awards 2023 event at the Athens Concert Hall. Monday 12 February 2024 (Stelios Stefanou / EUROKINISSI)
ATHENS – Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis attended the Gazetta Awards of the sports site on Monday night, presenting an award to Otto Rehhagel, the soccer coach who led the Greek national team (2001-2010) through World and European championship qualifications.
Mitsotakis, who was accompanied by his wife Mareva Grabowski-Mitsotakis, told the audience at the Athens Concert Hall (Megaro) he was “truly moved to be with you today, and truly an honor to present an award to a man who led a unique trajectory, a team effort that brought our country to the top of Europe. I think none of us will forget that summer of 2004, and I think the least we could do 20 years later is to honor the leader, the great protagonist of this effort.”
The premier added his wish that “these awards coincide with the opening of sports fields under different rules than those we experienced in the past, as a collective effort, with everyone helping,” referring to the opening of soccer and basketball sports arenas reopening on Tuesday after violent incidents shut them down.
His wife presented a lifetime achievement award to Fani Halkia, retired Greek hurdler who won gold in the women’s 400m hurdles at the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens, setting an Olympic record during the semifinals of 52.77 seconds.
ATHENS - If the Bank of Greece did not operate under the protection of the institutional framework of independence, after what happened in 2015, the country would have perhaps left the eurozone, Bank of Greece (BoG) governor, Yannis Stournaras, said on Saturday during the Kathimerini conference in a panel titled: "In the next 50 years, is Democracy safe?" Is Greece reformable?"
"Who doubts that if it wasn't for the Bank of Greece, we might not be in the euro after the adventure of 2015?" he said.
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — The Iditarod, the annual sled dog race celebrating Alaska's official state sport, is set to get underway Saturday with a new focus on safety after five dogs died and eight were injured in collisions with snowmobiles while training on shared, multi-use trails.
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